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was seriously hurt. tonight doctors tell us that scott olsen is improving. jana katsuyama brought us his story last night. tonight she's learned about an emotional reunion he had with his parents. >> reporter: it was today when his parents flew into oakland and got to see their son for the first time. the doctor at highland hospital tells me that scott olson is conscious. he's in the icu and let me tell you that comes as a huge relief to all the people that have come out here to to light candles for him. today in a vigil, more than 1,000 people sat quietly with candles and posters with his photo. >> it's unfortunate to get this many people out here like this to support him. i'm glad they're out here for him. >> reporter: tonight was a moment of peace after tuesday's night of chaos after the 22- year-old suffered a fractured skull. the chief of surgery said he's come out of an induced coma. although olson does not remember tuesday night. >> when he came in, he was unconscious. now he's processing everything. >> reporter: and he recognized his parents. signs of a community hoping for his full
us live now from city hall where she talked to people about the motivation for the march. >> reporter: ken, right now the general assembly meeting is going on. this is a meeting that happens every night but today was actually the first time that they held a major march. this was the sound today of more than 100 protesters occupying the streets of oakland. the group left the occupy oakland camp and marched through downtown. >> america is broken. it is seriously broken and it needs to be fixed. >> reporter: the crowd a cross section of people with people mixing in but all equally enpassioned. >> the government is not helping anybody else. they're foreclosing on people. the people are losing their homes. >> reporter: many vets can't find work. >> we need jobs, right now they're basically struggling to survive. and it's not right. >> reporter: the marchers made just one stop outside the county jail. >> i want our government to spend more money on social programs that help our communities. i want them to better our schools and give our libraries back to us. >> reporter: police blocked inte
't really talking to us about what they were talking and then eventually told us they weren't going to tell us. >> why isn't anybody talking to police? >> first of all we're in the business of saving lives. it's not our business to arrest people. >> reporter: he says it would compromise their mission on the streets. but not everyone likes that logic. >> if they're not going to participate with the police officers, how is the community going to do it? that's the wrong message. >> reporter: we asked several times to ask to the director of this program and he simply said he was not available. i spoke to the city manager and says there are no official plans to penalize the program or disband it. eric rasmussen. >>> new information tonight about the police response to a bold theft at an oakland pawnshop. we showed you the surveillance video last night of a man stealing a $2,000 gold chain. the manager told us police didn't respond to his repeated calls until ktvu aired the video. this morning the manager said police did come by and pick up a copy of the video. investigators say our stories led t
up their camp again. police have used tear gas to disperse the large crowd here at least twice tonight. you're looking at video right now shot less than an hour ago from the same intersection. you can see protesters running as police release tear gas to disperse the group. police say they announced several times to leave before they started throwing the tear gas. >> reporter: i am running to the truck right now because they have just put another round of tear gas out here. they are coming along with tear gas right now. i am right by the truck. and i'm trying to run away but the truck, you know what i'm going to send it back to you because the gas is coming down here. everybody is running down the block. let me send it back to you. >> jana i know. when you're covering in situations like that it gets hard to breathe and uncomfortable. let's go back to her earlier report. >> reporter: one moment they were shouting at police. then explosions echoed down the street. protesters ran covering their mouths trying to get away from the stinging, burning, choking clouds that billowed and
. the man's grieving father told us his son saved lives. >> reporter: this is the veteran's memorial at milpitas city hall. now the name of steven j. dunning will be added the first from milpitas to die from afghanistan. >> i'm glad i got to see him while he was here. >> reporter: friends are coming to the home of steven dunning tonight to pay their respects. the 31-year-old died yesterday on combat operations in afghanistan. >> he was interrogating an iud device, something went wrong. we don't know anything after that. >> reporter: on his second tour of duty in afghanistan, he worked in explosive ordnance disposal best depicted in the movie the war locker. >> it was important to him because he knew the iuds would kill a lot of marines, so by him taking them apart he was saving lives. >> reporter: he was the oldest of three children and besides his parents, leaves a sister joy and a brother david. his father says he loved playing video game, solving problems and fixing things. talents that served him well defusing explosives. his father showed me a sign he kept posted on his room, to
lee is in richmond and tells us what police were doing at the spot where the crash took place. >> reporter: here at the intersection where the fatal accident occurred there are now these fliers asking for the people's help. for three hours richmond police passed out fliers offering a reward to find the person who struck and hit a man on his wheelchair. a lexus hit cox from behind. cox landed on the hood before being thrown off as he made a left turn. >> we found the lexus emblem. they processed it. >> it's going to be very lonely without him. >> reporter: this man tells us cox and him have been friends since childhood. sharing a common bond. >> he would call me every night. >> reporter: cox' sister told us about his love for the raiders, his family and friends. >> they owe it to the family so we can get peace. they've done damage and they need to make up for it. >> i call that a very coward person to do that. >> reporter: police describe the driver as latino in his 40s with some facial hair. they say it now appears to be an accident but may be facing charges because he failed
gene quan will get a chance to pick her own chief. heather holmes is live. she tells us that behind the scenes friction played into the resignation. >> reporter: this is batts letter, although he doesn't name any names, those in the department say major quan has too much control. insiders say mayor quan has too much control. >> nobody wants to be in a department where he is not -- >> quan was defensive able accusations she forced the chief out but it was clear from her brief one minute remark that there is no love lost between them. >> i didn't ask him to leave but if he were to leave this is a good time. >> performed the city of the office of chief of police. >> reporter: when batts was appointed chief by then mayor ron dellums he had big goals. but batts found out things are different in oakland. layers of bureaucracy that batts says limited his ability to do his job. >> i think we have to be ashamed of the fact that we had a guy who wanted to do the job and we didn't give him the tools to do it. >> reporter: he says he's in talks with harvard university for a teaching position af
night but the protesters tell us they will continue to camp in that area with sleeping bags. >>> evidence of local governments cutting back is showing up in the jobless report. the u.s. posted a net game of 103,000 new hires in september. it would have been higher if not for the 34,000 public employees being let go including a substantial number of teachers. the national unemployment rate remains at 9.1% for a third consecutive month. >>> on wall street, investors took a cautious report. the dough industrials were 20 points lower, nasdaq was down 27. >>> there was another protest today in san fransisco. this one called for an end to the war in afghanistan. [ applause ]. >> today marks the tenth anniversary of the start of the war and dozens of people attended a rally at the new federal building at seventh and mission late this afternoon. news chopper 2 caught them marching down market street and staging a die in symbolizing all the people killed in the war. they say the war is wrong and a waste of taxpayer money they say could be better spent on education. >>> the war in afg
us yet. >> reporter: despite this show of force by police, protesters seemed to come back even more determined. >> the mayor should be here. the mayor should talk to the people. >> reporter: instead, the mayor's legal adviser, dan siegel faced the crowd this evening and said he will be representing some of the demonstrators who were arrested in court. >> it doesn't seem to me that the police have a legal right, or a constitutional right to inflict serious injuries on people, in order to get them to leave, even an unlawful assembly. >> reporter: just in the last few minutes out here, organizers with occupy oakland told me they met in a general assembly, and voted for a general strike next wednesday. protesters by their own counts say they may be have 700 here tonight. but there's a lot of talk about leaving the franco gala plaza here to go on the other side of the bay in san francisco. >>> one protester is hospitalized after a nonlethal canister by a law enforcement officer exploded right in his face. oakland police say they are investigating, and we've also looked into the incident.
incorporate all of that into the design standard that we use today. >> nobody touches him in terms of storytelling capability, and putting something in your head that makes you want to dream. >> reporter: there are a lot of brilliant, smart people in silicone valley, but tech observers are stating the obvious tonight. the death of steve jobs leaves a void. live in cupertino, ken wayne, ktvu, channel 2 news. >> there was a steady flow of people tonight outside the jobs family home in palo alto. some brought flowers, others laid apples. some came alone, others came with children, and some prayed. >>> apple's board of directors released a statement on jobs passing. it reads in part, steve's brilliance, passion, energy, were the source of countless innovations which enrich and improve our lives. the world is immeasurably better because of steve. jobs was born in san francisco and adopted by a couple in mountain view. he started apple in 1976. jobs first had treatment for pancreatic cancer in 2004. he responded to rumors of his poor death, saying the reports of my death are greatly exag
and think about bringing us all together. >> yes. >> because we are together because we live here together. >> reporter: the mayor of east palo alto says next week decisions will be announced on street improvements. and also next week, the district attorney will decide if the driver who hit the little girl will face criminal charges. ktvu, channel 2 news. >>> a 1-month-old baby is safely back home tonight after being taken at gunpoint earlier this evening. within the past hour, the baby girl was returned to the home on linden street in west oakland. a ktvu cameras was there as the baby came home. heather holmes has been tracking down information and joins us now live at police headquarters to tell us what happened. >> julie, right now police are looking for the man at the center of this domestic dispute that led to gunfire and concerns about the safety of this newborn. take a look at new, exclusive video. ktvu cameras were the only ones there as family members returned this 1-month-old baby girl to her mother safe and sound. there are still many questions tonight as this reunion happened j
martin is tracking a second storm headed our way. first we go to ken wayne, he's live at sfo showing us problems people are facing flying and driving. >> reporter: it stopped raining here but the pavement is still wet. there have been weather related problems on the ground and in the air all day long. there are flight delays of up to 90 minutes here at sfo and some flights have been kapbs -l. the flight board tells the story, delays and cancellation all due to weather. the faa initiated procedure to keep planes farther apart in this low visibility and that's slowed things down. >> the delays of 90 minutes are delaying flights from the northwest. >> reporter: this man is waiting for a family member from spokane and has been sitting here for several hours. not just delays but accidents. the highway patrol responded to more than 30 crashes in sonoma county alone. this car suffered serious front end damage after colliding with a fat bed truck in roner park. one woman says she was staying off the freeway. >> i actually took el camino because it seemed the 101 was really backed up. and there
responder told us what happened. >> one of the trains according to a amtrak rep ran a red signal and they were probably traveling about 15 to 25 miles an hour. >> reporter: but, today, an amtrak spokesperson would not confirm that when we asked about. a transportation source says there t is possible there was a switching error aligning the tracks incorrectly. they say a lot of things could of gone wrong. >> we look for root causes when there are accidents like that. it is ease tow blame the engineer or contkoubgtor but the bottom line is -- conductor but the bottom line is there is more to the story than most folks might stphaopbg trains are sometimes allowed to pass through red signals at slow speeds. the same things that happened when our camera was rolling here. we have been told that train last night could have been going as slow as 12 miles perhour. we are live here in oakland. ktvu channel 2 news. >>> the pilot of a small plane, that made a forced landing, walked away from the wreckage. it it happened at 4:00 this afternoon. the plane came down in a marsh. the plane's engi
these places were short and long. people here tell us it was enough to rattle some glass at that cafe, and kevin some people's nerves given that this was right on the hayward fault. staff said they felt the glasses clinking and then felt the quake. >> we saw glasses shaking and people were looking around, yeah. >> reporter: along college avenue, even the aftershock made those who are used to earthquakes nervous. >> reporter: today's quakes only lasted a few seconds. but those at the stadium, felt the quake. the crews are planning a safety inspection tomorrow. on campus the tremor rattled some students. >> it was interesting, i was just sitting in the room and everything started shaking. a couple of seconds. the desk waddled a bit. my computer screen fell down. >> we got a couple of seconds off of our class. just to gather our senses back. >> reporter: crews gathered inside digging the new bore when the quake hit. >> work continued. it was sort of a routine precautionary safety evaluation. >> reporter: caltrans officials say the workers do have radios and a hard wired emergency line. b
: destroying a house every 11 seconds. that's 10 homes in the time it will take us to deliver this report. now there are few people living here with first hand knowledge of what it was all like. [ siren ] the flames had people in the hills of oakland, and berkely running for their lives. >> my god, i've never seen anything like it! >> reporter: no one had seen anything like it, including gordon piper. his home was one of more than 3,000 destroyed in the firestorm. >> the area looked like it had been bombed. >> reporter: he helped create this gateway exhibit center. a monument to the fire. >> my conclusion to the firestorm, kind of where we lived, we lived in harm's way. you can't wait until the fire is coming over the hill to do something about it. >> reporter: but not everyone who lives here now knows what it was like 20 years ago. only a third of the current residence in the neighborhoods destroyed by the firestorm were there in 1991. >> do you feel like you're as prepared as you can be? >> no. i could be doing a lot more things, that's for sure. >> reporter: that's why the city of oakland i
us is we know there are the 1% that have the money. they have the ability to fund a better life for all americans. >> reporter: some republicans have dismissed the protesters, calling them a mob and say they are jealous of banker success. >> i have been saying the people have to get out in the streets. >> reporter: laura said she believes this movement will continue to grow and could lead to changes in the system. >> the over 50 people though we care we can't make the difference. we need the young people because they are our future. >> reporter: i checked in with oakland officers, just about 15 minutes ago and they say there haven't been any major problems. we have been smelling pot but they say they aren't focused on crack down on the crowd unless it gets out of hand. >> they may be a bit wet but the weather hasn't hurt the determination of those holding the protest in san francisco. demonstrators lined part of market street near the federal reserve bank. one worker said he came from fremont to support friend was college degrees who are struggling to find work after being la
a group of men forced us out of the same area they have been in. >> nobody d. >> you can't touch it. >> reporter: trouble started at the plaza in oakland. >> public area. >> don't touch that cam a. >> reporter: when a group tried to stop us from interviewing one of the demonstrators. >> he wants to talk to me that's up to hmmm right? instead we are were pushed around and forced back to the street. >> you understand that's unreasonable though. this is a public area. nobody --. >> reporter: we were trying to ask the protesters about an order by the city to clear out the tents and stay away between ten and six. >> our goal is to encourage demonstrators to leave and peacefully. we have been setting out the rules, this notice puts them on fit this is no longer going to be allowed. >> reporter: the city said it had to take action because the public health and safety concern including rats and drug use in the camp. many insist the camp is clean and safe at least one democrat traitor admitted what happened to us. >> i have to say -- >> reporter: is hurting the group's message. >> it'
storm watch coverage continues throughout the hour. bill will show us the changing conditions on storm tracker 2 and at 10:30 we will go through the area. >>> new at 10:00 tonight, lloyd lacuesta is in east palo alto he's learned about a grass roots effort to try to improve safety. >> reporter: frank there's still a memorial here for 6- year-old sierela zamora. the second grader was laid to rest as the city trys to figure out how to prevent this from ever happening again. at the city council meeting tonight some in the community wanted to know why the school driver who hit the girl was never arrested. >> they should do justice. if they don't do justice today it's going to happen over and over. >> reporter: this lady says that she's a friend of the woman who hit the girl. >> i told her she did not get this morning and say, let me go kill a child. that was not her intention. if that was the case they would have sent her to jail. >> reporter: there was insufficient evidence at the scene. but the investigation continues. >> there is justice for everyone involved in this incident. >> report
the influence. >> we may hesitate and it may look like a toy, it may be a real gun, that is -- that will put us in a dangerous situation. >> reporter: the four involved in the shooting have within on the force for 13 to 20 years. this he have on leave as department policy at a time when they are already fewer officers on the street. live in san jose. >> and more details now, yesterday's shooting brings the total number of officer involved shootings in san jose to seven this year. in all of last year san jose handled four. in 2009 the number was three. they say it's more people acting outs. >> there has been another police shooting in contra costa where a man is dead. police shot and killed him after a short foot chase. the incident happened around 5:50 this evening on lemon tree court in antioch. police say they got a call about a man with a gun involved in a criminal activity. when officers found him they say he took off running. the man made a move toward his gun and was shot and killed. a neighbor said he heard the police calling for the man to give up before the shooting. >> my neighbor
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